Tridentatols D-H, nematocyst metabolites and precursors of the activated chemical defense in the marine hydroid Tridentata marginata (Kirchenpauer 1864).

@article{Lindquist2002TridentatolsDN,
  title={Tridentatols D-H, nematocyst metabolites and precursors of the activated chemical defense in the marine hydroid Tridentata marginata (Kirchenpauer 1864).},
  author={Niels L. Lindquist},
  journal={Journal of natural products},
  year={2002},
  volume={65 5},
  pages={681-4}
}
The marine hydroid Tridentata marginata (Kirchenpauer 1864) produces tridentatols A-C (1-3), of which 1 is a potent deterrent to fish predation. This paper reports the structures of five additional secondary metabolites, tridentatols D-H (4-8), that have been isolated from this hydroid. When hydroid tissue is crushed, as attacking predators would do, tridentatols E-H (5-8), which do not deter fish feeding, are rapidly converted to tridentatols A-D (1-4), thereby repelling potential predators… CONTINUE READING

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